Category Archives: Real Estate

Boozy Miscreants Use Dormant Home as Million-Dollar Party Shack

It is 2014 and San Francisco is booming, housing is scarce, real estate is ridiculously expensive, and Bernal Heights is officially the sexiest neighborhood in the entire galaxy. And yet, somehow, in the middle of all this, it’s still possible for … Continue reading

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Guess Which San Francisco Neighborhood Has Homes That Sell for the Most Over Asking Price?

No commentary. Let’s just get to the grubby business. From the San Francisco Chronicle: An astounding 90% of San Francisco homes sold at or over their asking prices in the second quarter of 2014, according to data compiled by Paragon Real Estate. … Continue reading

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Occupy Bernal Disavows Rogue Graffiti on Peralta Home

Over the weekend a home on the 600 block of Peralta Avenue in Bernal Heights was tagged with Occupy Bernal Heights graffiti, prompting several neighbors to share photos of the damage with Bernalwood. Graffiti seems incongruent with the above-board (and generally impressive) tactics of … Continue reading

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Here Are the 10 Cheapest Homes For Sale in Bernal Heights Right Now

What does a bit more than half-a-million buy in Bernal Heights these days? For those morbidly inclined to explore that question, our real estate-obsessed friends at the CurbedSF blog have pulled together an interesting list of the “The 10 Least Expensive … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Real Estate Report: Ridiculous Spring 2014 Edition

The latest monthly real estate report from Downing & Company indicates that the Bernal real estate boom show no sign of abating — which is good or bad, depending on your personal situation. Either way, the average sale price in April 2014 … Continue reading

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If Two Homes Are Built on This Bernal Heights Property, Will It Explode in a Giant Scorching Fireball?

There’s a design review committee meeting happening tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Precita Center. The topic on the agenda will be that proposal to build two single-family homes at 3516 and 3526 Folsom on the southeast slope of … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Design, Infrastructure, NIMBY, Real Estate | 129 Comments

Neighbor Attends Design Review Meeting, Gets Depressed, Sees “Dark Heart” of San Francisco Housing Crisis

Neighbor Jenna attended last week’s neighborhood review meeting for the proposal to build new homes on the “secret lot” at York and Cesar Chavez. Bernalwood noticed a few tweets she sent during the meeting, so we invited her to share … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, NIMBY, Real Estate | 108 Comments

New Housing Proposed For Hidden Lot in Northeast Bernal Heights

Neighbor Margo writes on Nextdoor.com about a plan to build some new houses on a secret lot in the interior of a block in northeast Bernal Heights, alongside Cesar Chavez Blvd.: The owner of the interior lots bordered by Hampshire, Peralta, … Continue reading

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Old Bernal House Is Not Crappy, It Was Just Built That Way

Neighbors  Kiren and Carolyn are continuing with their big home renovation project, and along the way they are learning some enlightening facts about a few of the more unfortunate aspects of their home’s fundamentals: The Internet tells me that no, our house … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor’s Essay Ponders Housing Prices, Public Policy, and the Future of San Francisco’s Middle Class

Neighbor Hina Shah is associate professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law. She rents in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, on 29th at Mission — for the moment. Her housing situation has been stressful, and she wrote about that, and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Real Estate | 26 Comments

Your Bernal Heights Real Estate Report: Average Home Price Nears $1.2 Million During a Year of Living Vertiginously

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Bernal real estate data, so let’s check in on Bernal real estate data. First, the realtors at Downing & Company have compiled one of their periodic round-ups of recent Bernal Heights … Continue reading

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If San Francisco Is Becoming New York? And If So, What Is Bernal Heights Becoming?

This week, New York magazine, which is rather popular in (wait for it…) New York, decided to do a special series of articles about San Francisco under a banner that asks, “Is San Francisco New York?“ Your Bernalwood editor has … Continue reading

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Two Quirky Bernal Heights Houses, Now for Sale

Two homes have come up for sale in Bernal Heights, and both are rather unique. We’ll start with 4021 Folsom, a wacky little house that has always appealed to Neighbor Victoria. She lives on Precita, but she passes this place on … Continue reading

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